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Adult Education and Development in the Caribbean

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The British Caribbean region, from where my research participants and I emigrated, comprises a group of islands bordering the Caribbean Sea. These are situated east of Central America, north of South America, and south of Florida in the United States of America. For the purpose of this chapter, I am also including Guyana, South America. It is the only English-speaking country in South America, but is culturally, socially, economically, and politically linked to the English-speaking Caribbean region. The region’s history includes socioeconomic relationships between a colonizing Eurocentric plantation society and a colonized group consisting of enslaved Africans, indentured South Asians, and the few groups of indigenous Amerindians that are now dispersed throughout the area. The latter occupied the Caribbean area copiously and liberally during the pre-Columbian epoch.

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Walrond, J. (2009). Adult Education and Development in the Caribbean. In: Abdi, A.A., Kapoor, D. (eds) Global Perspectives on Adult Education. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230617971_15

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